ESET Research uncovers new cyberespionage group Worok targeting companies, governments mostly in Asia

ESET researchers have discovered a previously unknown cyberespionage group that they named Worok. · Worok has attacked various high-profile companies from the telecommunications, banking, maritime, energy, military, government, and public sectors. The targets are located mostly in Asia, but also in the Middle East and Africa. · Worok develops its own tools and leverages existing … More ESET Research uncovers new cyberespionage group Worok targeting companies, governments mostly in Asia

Shoulder surfing: Watch out for eagle‑eyed snoopers peeking at your phone

Some fraudsters may use low-tech tactics to steal your sensitive information – peering over your shoulder as you enter that data is one of them. We live in an age of pervasive connectivity. But our always-on, mobile-centric lives also expose us to risk. For many people, it is the prospect of phishing, remotely deployed malware … More Shoulder surfing: Watch out for eagle‑eyed snoopers peeking at your phone

Car spying – your insurance company is watching you

Your ‘networked computer on wheels’ has a privacy problem – when it comes to your data, you may not really be in the driver’s seat. The CES 2021 conference heralds the natural progression of car-spying apps built directly into the car and tied directly to insurance companies. Originally slated to assist drivers in an emergency, the systems … More Car spying – your insurance company is watching you

ESET Research uncovers APT-C-23 group’s new Android spyware masked as Threema and Telegram

ESET researchers uncover a new version of Android spyware used by the APT-C-23 threat group against targets in the Middle East. ESET researchers have analyzed a new version of Android spyware used by APT-C-23, a threat group active since at least 2017 that is known for mainly targeting the Middle East. The new spyware, detected … More ESET Research uncovers APT-C-23 group’s new Android spyware masked as Threema and Telegram

Portland passes the strictest facial recognition technology ban in the US yet

Oregon’s largest city aims to be a trailblazer when it comes to facial recognition legislation. On Wednesday, The Portland City Council passed what could be considered one of the strictest facial recognition bans in the United States. The legislation bans both city government agencies and private businesses from using the technology on the city’s grounds.  While bans on the public … More Portland passes the strictest facial recognition technology ban in the US yet